Birthday present to my husband went pear shaped. Although I took all relevant body measurements ,I trusted the pattern and kept going and the end product is disastrous. I am so disgusted with it that it is all pushed at the back of a wardrobe not to see a day light for few months .
So from big aran needles I switched to a lace weight . The yarn is malabrigo lace and has the loveliest shades of blue . The kettle dying process brings out the most subtle variations which I like. It is a very soft spin so the feel of this merino is very , very soft , cashmere like I would say for a bargain price. The only negative is that I find it hard to wind the skeins , very sticky and at times tangly as well, very time consuming. The gauge is a whopping 35 sts to 10 cm so there is a lot of knitting to be done, hence the headline of this post. I chose a pattern by Marion Foale, tailored style cardigan which was published in woman's weekly. My girls from southsea knit club alert me when a good pattern is being publish . Texts starts running to and fro..we are a great team! Happy knitting year to you!